Ladbrokes reward arena
The origins of Ladbrokes actually date all the way back to 1886, making them one of the oldest bookmakers in the UK. After having plenty of success on the high street with a range of shops, they decided to launch an online betting website in 2000.
The company merged with Coral so both sites are owned by the same company, and Ladbrokes is extremely popular for betting. There is a great welcome offer available that I was able to claim a free bet from, as well as plenty of other promotions listed too. The website is easy to use, and I could find everything I wanted to really quickly. The Ladbrokes reward arena is a nice addition too which gives customers that little bit extra.
How to claim a free bet using Ladbrokes promotion code
As mentioned, there was an excellent sign up offer available when I joined as a new member. By signing up using a Ladbrokes promotion code, all I needed to do was deposit and bet £5 to then receive a £20 free bet.
After depositing and placing a £5 bet, I received 4 x £5 free bets. The initial bet had to be placed at odds of ½ (1.5) or greater.
There were plenty of great options to choose from and I was able to place both the qualifying bet and free bet on any sports market on the sportsbook. I ended up choosing a selection as close as possible to the minimum odds for the sign up offer, in order to give myself the best chance of finding a winning bet.
This was on Lyon to beat CSKA Moscow in the Europa League, as there was good value here. Ladbrokes will usually have a lot of value for their football odds, particularly for big games that are broadcast live on TV.
Betting with Ladbrokes
Betting on the Ladbrokes website is quick and easy, and I’d thoroughly recommend it instead of finding your nearest walk in store. I didn’t need to leave my sofa to get all of my bets placed, which made things all the more comfortable.
The sportsbook is one of the biggest attractions for the site, and there is plenty to be found no matter what you are looking to bet on. There were over 30 sports available to bet on, which included; American Football, Aussie Rules, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Esports, Football, Formula 1, Gaelic Football, Golf, Greyhound Racing, Handball, Horse Racing, Hurling, Ice Hockey, Motor Cycling, Motor Sports, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker, Speedway, Tennis, UFC/MMA, Virtual Sports and Volleyball.
Compared to some other bookmakers, this is a very healthy amount of sports available. How many markets are available for each sport is completely dependant on how popular the sport and the event is. For example, for high profile football matches, there are a large amount available.
Arsenal v AC Milan in the Europa League had 171 markets listed, which had a great selection to choose from, such as goals, corners, cards and handicap markets. In comparison, a match in the Latvian Cup between Valmiera FK and Riga FC had 27 markets listed.
Horse racing betting is extensive, with all meetings from the UK and Ireland as well as selected races from abroad too, such as Meydan, Mumbai and Remington Park.
Tennis betting is a good option too, with coverage of Grand Slam tournaments and all of the lower interest tournaments too.
The cash out feature is an excellent addition to the site, that allows you to end a bet early. I was able to claim an early profit on a treble after the first two legs of my acca had won and the third was in a winning position.
Ladbrokes acca insurance and odds
On the whole, the odds available from Ladbrokes are competitive. The odds they list are competitive for football and horse racing in particular, and value can also be found on American sports such as Baseball, Basketball and American Football. Events that are televised often have a good chance of providing value.
The benefit of finding good odds came when attempting the Ladbrokes Acca Insurance offer. They would give me my stake back as a free bet if one leg of my fivefold or more did not win, and the better the odds for my selections, the more I was set to win.
Ladbrokes In-play betting
In-play betting is an important feature with Ladbrokes and has its own tab on the website. When I clicked into it, I was shown all of the ongoing sporting events that were available for in-play betting. They included; football, tennis, volleyball, cricket and rugby league, among others.
Even low interest football matches such as Banik Ostrava U19 v FC Slovacko U19 had around 25 markets listed. Bigger games, such as English Premier League clashes, have more markets listed.
In-play tennis betting is worth a look, but be aware of how quickly the odds can change due to the fast paced nature of the game. An ongoing match in the Shenzhen Challenger had 50 in-play markets, so there is plenty to choose from.
Other sports have a varying number of markets. For example, a cricket match between Afghanistan and the West Indies had 16 markets listed.
Ladbrokes live streaming sports
As part of the in-play section, live streaming is also available for selected events. I was able to see which events I would be able to stream quickly and easily by clicking the ‘Stream’ button with the play icon next to it.
Not all events are available for live streaming, but there are still plenty of events in sports such as football, tennis, cricket, ice hockey. Some football matches in good leagues are included here, as I was able to watch games from the A League, Ligue 1 and La Liga.
To watch these live streams, I had to make sure I was logged in to my Ladbrokes account and had a positive balance or had placed a bet within the previous 24 hours.
All I then had to do was to click on the play icon and the live stream was opened, along with some useful accompanying statistics. Being able to watch the game was really helpful in terms of getting a good idea of how the event was going, influencing my in-play bets.
I was able to access the streams on both a desktop and mobile device, meaning I could watch the action on the move.
Horse racing streams were also available to watch, though I was required to place a bet of £1 or more on the relevant race to access the stream. This was available for races from the UK, Ireland and selected worldwide locations.
How to deposit with Ladbrokes promotion code
Before placing any bets or qualifying for the Ladbrokes new customer offer, I had to first deposit some funds using my own money. It is important to note that I am in the UK, and the payment methods I will list may only be relevant for those also in the UK.
Before completing the registration page, I made sure to enter the promo code ‘20FREE’, which then allowed me to qualify for the free bet of £20.
When logging in and clicking the green deposit button, I was shown the full list of deposit options. The easiest way to deposit, and the one I chose, was via a debit card such as Visa. The minimum deposit amount was £5 and the funds I deposited were available to bet with immediately.
Alternative deposit options included Neteller, Skrill, PayPal, Paysafecard and Bank Transfer. A bank transfer will take 3-5 working days to appear in your betting account.
I would recommend using a debit card to deposit with, as the terms of the welcome offer state that anyone that deposits with Skrill, Paysafecard, Neteller or Moneybookers will be ineligible for the offer.
When withdrawing, I had to use the same method as when I was depositing. After withdrawing, the funds were back in my account in just a couple of working days.
What to do if you need help with Ladbrokes reward arena
Though I did not need specific help on the site, I wanted to check out the customer service options available. It was easy to contact a customer service representative quickly.
Ladbrokes have support options via email, telephone and live chat. Live chat is the quickest option and they are very good at sorting any any problems you may have. If you email them, they will look to get a response to you within 24 hours, though it may be longer during busy times.
If you would prefer, you could visit the help center, which has the answers to some frequently asked questions.